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Franklin Bank Robbery

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 20, 2011
  • Chief Division Counsel Kyle A. Loven (763) 569-8540

On December 20, 2011, at approximately 1:45 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at Franklin Bank located at 1527 East Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The robber, who was described as a white male, entered the bank and approached the teller counter with a handgun. The robber demanded and received cash from the victim teller. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber fled from the bank.

The robber was described as a white male in his mid 30s. He stood approximately 6’0” in height and had a medium build. He wore a black mask, a khaki jacket, a grey cap, black gloves, and blue jeans. The robber also brandished a small handgun during the robbery. The FBI believes the serial robber nicknamed “the man in black” to be responsible for this robbery.

If anyone has any information regarding this robbery, they are requested to contact the FBI at (763) 569-8000 or the Minneapolis Police Department. There is a $25,000.00 reward for information leading to both the arrest and conviction of this individual.

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